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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


More Butterfly images now on ''BUTTERFLIES-------'' in the GALLERY

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Silver-washed Fritillary, Male at Bedford Purlieus

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Reed Bunting

Picture of the month for June: Cambridgeshire Bird Club

Male Reed Bunting, Nene Washes,

6th June 2010 © Peter Beesley

Picture chosen by Richard Thomas

''There are many photographs that I find quite outstanding. A superb overhead Sand Martin by James Hanlon, his pin-sharp Little Ringed Plover in flight, Colin Brown's portrait of a juvenile Whitethroat, the near perfect composition of Garth Peacock's Yellowhammer, Gary Thornton's action shots of Common Terns and his Corn Bunting on a favoured perch, Peter Beesley's classic Redshank atop a post, resplendent in full summer plumage.

These are all more than worthy runners up, but the photo that just pips them for me is Peter Beesley's doleful Reed Bunting; pin-sharp, showing excellent feather detail and perched on a barbed wire strand. Buntings are one of my favourites, although many write them off as LBJs; but as this photo shows, when seen well, they can be rather handsome. ''


Friday, July 02, 2010

My First Twitch

My first Butterfly Twitch. On 1st July about 50 people congregated at the Picnic Area at Tichwell to see the rare Scandinavian migrant----the Camberwell Beauty. It favoured a position high up in an Oak Tree occasionally taking flight for a few moments before alighting again in the tree tops.

A quick visit to see the near-by Montagu's Harrier on the way home